- My Rating: [B], I gave it a (3.4 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Beermaster Series French Oaked Stiff Stout – Dead Frog Brewery, 6.5% ABV, 650 ml., (Aldergrove, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer*)
on the front-right label:
“French Oaked Stiff Stout – A full flavoured, smooth stout combining roasted barley and chocolate malts aged on toasted french oak to create a rich, textured beer with a finish so stiff you’ll never forget it!
- Style: (French oak aged) Stout
- Taste: Sweet roasted barley malt cocoa background oak
- Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
- How much: $6 CAD (after 10% off) – 650 ml., March 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: worth a go
Visual: (cellared for 5 years). Pours a very dark brown with no head, super thin ringed retention, micro bubbles surfacing here and there. Visually not much happening.
Nose: marshmallowy roasted thick barley malt. (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: slight thick-light crisp, dense sweet barley malt impression
Mid-palate: oak undertones, (lvl-7-sweetness), molasses, roasted thick barley malt, cocoa-dry chocolate, slight sour boozy
Finish: wet young oak, residual clean sweet barley malt
Summary: It’s slightly too sweet and dull straight out of the fridge but the roasted barley cocoa vanilla flavours emerge as it warms.